Shoe chain Foot Locker Inc on Monday announced the appointment of Edward Schleicher as president of its 129 store Foot Locker Canada division.

The 55-year-old, who joins from Sterns Department Stores, replaces Nick Grayston who was recently promoted to president and CEO of Lady Foot Locker and will report to CEO Matt Serra.

"Ed is a highly experienced retail executive with an extensive merchandising background," said Mr Serra. "We are confident that Foot Locker Canada will benefit from his expertise and continue its growth in sales and earnings."